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Revised Florida Landlord/Tenant Law

Web Admin - Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Did you know that Florida lawmakers revised F.S. 83 (Landlord/Tenant Law) last year and that as of January 1, 2014 a Landlord is responsible for providing window screens on all windows? A Landlord, or their agent, must make sure that all window screens and the frames are in good condition without large holes or tears in the screen and bends in the frame? The screen must fit in the window correctly. See below for the exact wording of the Statute:

83.51 Landlord’s obligation to maintain premises.—

  1. The landlord at all times during the tenancy shall:
    1. Comply with the requirements of applicable building, housing, and health codes; or
    2. Where there are no applicable building, housing, or health codes, maintain the roofs, windows, doors, floors, steps, porches, exterior walls, foundations, and all other structural components in good repair and capable of resisting normal forces and loads and the plumbing in reasonable working condition. The landlord, at commencement of the tenancy, must ensure that screens are installed in a reasonable condition. Thereafter, the landlord must repair damage to screens once annually, when necessary, until termination of the rental agreement.

During our periodic site visits, Salefish Properties checks the window screens for compliance to this new statute.

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